Saturday, November 18, 2017

AC/DC's Malcolm Young died at the age of 64


Malcolm Young, guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died at the age of 64.

The musician had been suffering from dementia for the last three years after retiring from the band to address his health-related issues. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside.

Malcolm Young started the band with his brother Angus Young in 1973.

“As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man,” Angus Young said in a statement on the AC/DC website. “He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed. As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.”

“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer, and visionary who inspired many,” AC/DC said in a statement. "From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans.”

He is survived by his wife and two children.